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that part of california. he took us down there and proudly showed us her work. although he traveled the world his family was always in his thoughts. california was always his home. what i will most remember about chris is how thoughtful he was and how people were drawn to him. chancellor wu wrote when chris was appointed ambassador, friends, professional acquaintances contacted me to encourage me to reach out to him. he was so well thought of. i sent a hand-written card and to my surprise he returned the correspondence with his own handwritten note. that would be very much like chris. he appreciated and enjoyed interactions with people. in fact, our friend chris highland put it very eloquently when he said, chris was the finest among us. more than his obviously charms, he was a man of substance and humility. at parties, dinners and gatherings he spent little times talking about himself and his accomplishments. only when he was forced to. instead he asked people about their lives, their views, their accomplishments. he always focused on ther people rather than himself. this is true a
of the residents of northern california and our entire state, we join president barack obama, secretary of state hillary rodham clinton, democratic leader nancy pelosi and expensive network of people in saluting ambassador chris stevens who will be remembered for his strong sense of dignity, his humility and his generous service to others. he will be truly missed by all who loved him and by all he served throughout the magnitude of his life's work. thank you for this honor. [applause] >>> members of christopher stevens family, ladies and gentlemen, let me first thank chris stevens' brothers and sisters for their warm and delightful insights into what he was really like. thank you so much. that was fantastic what you did for us. christopher stevens was obviously an extraordinary human being and contributor. every year at stanford we have a group of what we call national security fellows come. they were roughly army, navy, air force, state department. a couple weeks ago we had a meeting and the first person i called on was an army colonel. i said where were you last? he said in libya. i said did y
of peace and prosperity. growing up in california i didn't know much about the arab world. then after graduating from the university of california at berkeley, i traveled to north africa as peace corps engineer. i worked as an english teacher in morocco two years and quickly grew to love this part of the world. since joining the service i spent almost my entire career in middle east and africa. one of the things that impressed me were people old enough to have lived and traveled in the united states when we had closer relations. those days are back. we had 1,700 libyans apply for fullbright grants to study in the united states this year, more than any other country in the world. we know that libya is still recovering from an intense period of conflict. there are many courageous libyans who bear the scars of that battle. we are happy we have been able to treat some of your war wounded at u.s. hospitals. we look forward to building partnerships between american and libyan hospitals to help return libya's healthcare system to the extraordinary standards of excellence it once enjoyed. ove
learned was to love work. >> chris: she grew up on a farm in california, making enough from raising cattle to send herself to college. >> i'm really happiest when i am engaged and working and ♪ >> relegated to a group of people meeting in secret, plotting, some sort of scheme that they think is best for america. >> the fiscal cliff is not going to happen. so the ceiling, is not going to fall. >> chris: senators jeff session and congressman charlie rangel on prospects for avoiding the fiscal cliff and we're back with the panel. liz is charlie rangel right, the sky is not falling and the fiscal cliff will not happen. >> i don't want to say charlie rangel is right. look, i think the potential damage done by going off the fiscal cliff is so significant, that i would hope that even in the town that is divided right now, people will be able to come together to avoid it. what concerns me now, is that the whole terrain we're on is the argument about whether or not we should raise taxes, on the upper income earners, to get us through the end of the year, when the argument really ought to be, is t
on at farm in california making up raising cat toll send herself to college. >> what i learned was to love work. i'm happiest when i am engage and thinking and striving. >> chris: she got into computers in 1984 she and her then husband started cisco systems that found a way to link networks of computers. venture capital people were running cisco. >> chris: how do you get fired from a company you started? >> we got taken to the cleaners. part of that if you don't have a contract, i got fired by the same guy that fired steve jobs. [ laughter ] >> chris: she had a second act. she started a company called urban decay and in 1996 she bought the farm. >> it's been historically people who had disposable income that made strides in farming. look at george washington. >> she raises war horses that go back centuries. scott hyland cattle and turkeys she says tastes better. >> chris: how much does a turkey cost compared to the grocery store? >> our turkeys are expensive, i think they are running about $160-200. >> there are questions about how to make this kind of farming profitable but while she is d
, california. according to local reports, that we can not confirm at this time, jon scott, this started over women's lingerie. jon: oh, no. jenna: this started in a victoria secret's shop before spilling out into the mall and that is when fists started to fly. >> two guys were fun muching each other. they ran over the barriers and one guy was getting his face stopped in. 2 was pretty crazy. jenna: three men were involved in the fight. they cleared out before police showed up. there you go. jon: i heard it described earlier as a fight over underwear. lingerie makes more sense. jenna: a little more classy? jon: i guess. jenna: either way a little silly, right? jon: very. somebody is nursing a bloody nose this morning. >>> right now the clock is ticking as we approach the fiscal cliff, automatic combo of tax likes and spending cuts which most experts say would plunge the country into another recession. tax hikes on wealthy americans a big sticking point because the taxpayer protection pledge promoted by grover norquist. he is lobbyist and conservative activists convinced all republican lawmaker
shoppers scattered as the violence spilled over the mall barriers, this in california now. witnesses say thing could have ended much worse if security officers had not stepped in when they did. martha: craziness out there, crazy, look at that. the lines stretched around the block but last week's black friday sales president bush actually down from last year. there may be some redemption for the retailers today, they wait for the cyber monday sales to come in and those are expected to be the highest weave over seen. online sales are expected to top $1.25 billion and hit $1.5 billion today alone. we'll see if it meets those expeck lacings. on thanksgiving day this year the boost seems pretty likely. adam shapiro is live in phoenix, arizona with more on this for us. morning, adam. >> we are at the amazon.com facility, the fulfillment center here in phoenix, their largest out of 40 in the united states, 80 world side. 1.2million square feet. take a look, you can see the activity of the pickers, they are called. these people are unpackaging the items you've already ordered, they put them into
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